I am Tim...

... a graphic designer with 30 years’ experience of making and helping others make books and publications of all kinds.

I collaborate responsively with authors and artists to arrive at the best, right result that makes them happy and proud.

I allow the meaning of words and the beauty of images to shine and communicate together, and strive for elegance, clarity, balance, legibility and utility (except when trashiness, confusion or frippery may be required).

I am literate and thoughtful, sensitive to subject matter and target audience, and skilled at analysing and structuring material to find the appropriate form and style for each project.

I have worked with individuals, small groups and large corporations and institutions, on everything from simple flyers to complex books and magazines, with print runs from 10 to 1,000,000.

I am usually wholly responsible for every aspect of the design, layout and accuracy of every page, as well as the management of printing and production.

I know my stuff. How can I help you?

Some clients

Wrestlers from Mongolian 10, 30 and 60 tugrik stamps commemorating the World Wrestling Championships in Toledo, 1966
Carlton BooksArtSourceHoratio’s GardenTransform Drug Policy FoundationThe British Art FairAndrea Rosen GalleryEnglish Garden LoungingThe Spice GirlsThomas Williams Fine ArtHighclere CastleBurning Bright Productionsthe wind in the treesSusie HamiltonTime To Think, Inc.The River CaféLive Stock MarketManchester UnitedSladmore GalleryMalgosia StepnikJacqui SmallJason MartinGalerie SimpsonTriangle NetworkEast London Metropolitan OperaThe Groucho ClubHutchinsonl’étrangère GalleryWalid Kassatly DistilleriesNancy FoutsBen Elwes Fine ArtSOASJanet Street-PorterRob and Nick CarterChannel FourThe Fine Art SocietyPrefaceTulloh BooksCenturyRoyal British Society of SculptorsSteve GoddardMerrell PublishersPhil McIntyre EntertainmentThe House of Fairy TalesStephen Friedman GalleryTransition GalleryMummery+SchnelleBen Brown Fine ArtsTrolley BooksModern Art OxfordBrian GriffithsVigo GalleryPrestelThe LineZed NelsonKate BrightSpherePenguin Random HouseAspen Art FoundationFour Corners BooksEleven Fine ArtCoombs ContemporaryMark Jason GalleryJonathan YeoGasworks GalleryAlexandre da CunhaV&A Museum of ChildhoodGavin TurkEmily YoungTonico Lemos Auad

Other things

the wind in the trees is my independent publishing imprint, home to personal projects.

The @crudlark Instagram account is a showcase for my lifelong collection of small plastic fragments.


Tim Barnes

Email: chicken@herechickychicky.com

Phone: +44(0)20 8986 7552